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Old 04-30-2003, 06:17 PM
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Tom, the later cars (124, 201 chassis, etc) have excellent cruise controls and low RPM's on the highway. My '87 is 3000rpm at 75mph, or 2000rpm at 50mph... much better than my 1984 model! Mercedes really did fix a lot of the "issues" there were on the older (up to 1985) diesels. If you ever trade up, you'll be amazed at the improvements...
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:31 PM
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That's great to know. When I regretfully sell my "84 300D my next mercedes will be an 86+ turbodiesel wagon. I do enjoy my "84.
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:52 AM
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I have an alternative manual control in mind using a late 80's GM climate panel off a truck or Montecarlo body. has mechanical fan switch with vacume switching for the air controls along with A/C switch. It will physically fit leaving room for 3 guages in the same size panel the current one takes. but it doesn't exactly look like it came that way. And they last nearly forever.
Yes, I was contemplating your ideas tonight driving home in my "88 turbodiesel Chevy Van. Studying the simplicity of the climate controls on the Chevy and how well they always do as I demand, not attempting to interpret my desired temperature and air speed like my Mercedes climate controls and usually getting it wrong.''hmmm...how can the Chevy controls be adapted to the Mercedes?
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:09 AM
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lorenz - the wifes Honda is the same way - simple as all get out. Oh yea - this experiment may take a couple/few months. It took me 6 months to complete the engine swap and I figure this is going to take at least 2 months at the rate I work. We probably have another month before it gets real hot around these parts.
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